ihtd Posted February 5, 2010 Share Posted February 5, 2010 I am currently teaching in a college in the Manchester area and I hate it, when I signed up to start teaching I did not sign up to be teaching the 'inbred', got no brain no respect for others chavs that I have not found out consumes the entire FE sector when it comes to sports science. Out of the 40+ kids I have contact with over the week about 7 of them could be classed as decent human beings and I feel so sorry for them as they actually want to learn and with the right tools they could do something great, it's just a shame that the vast majority of 'learners' do not want them to. (Literally cannot have a learner removed without being assaulted at this college) Anyway that is the back story to what I would like some advice on; I have a degree in Sports Science & Coaching/Will have my PGCE in 5 months too and I am thinking of scrapping all of the teaching for a few years and starting up my own business as a personal trainer. I know I have to do a few expensive courses etc but that isn't a problem. What I want to know, are there any personal trainers on here? Has anybody used a personal trainer on here? Know somebody who has dealt with a personal trainer? Would you consider using a personal trainer? If not, why would you not want to use one? (assuming you had no prior knowledge of training etc) I am assuming it is down to value for money as it appears that they seem to charge a lot of money for very little work which is something I do not agree with. I want to know whether I will be able to make a decent living out of working for myself doing something I really love. I would have gone straight into this and not into teaching if I had the money to do so at the time but now I realistically can do it. I would appreciate your advice guys as I know a lot of you are really into your training etc.etc. EDIT-I will apologise now if some of this post does not make any sense, I'm typing it on my iPhone and it has a bad habit of changing words to words that I do not want to it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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